Why does my air conditioner smell? The most common bad smell from your cars A/C unit is a moldy odor. This is a sign of mildew or fungus is growing in or around the air conditioner. It’s really not that surprising. After all, in addition to cooling the air in your car, air conditioners also remove excess moisture. If it’s not drained away properly, mold may begin to grow on areas with lingering moisture. Something as simple as a dirty filter can cause the smell of mildew. The “cabin filter” in your car should be serviced every 15,000 miles or once a year. During this service the technician can check the “evaporator” drain for proper flow as well.
When do I need get my car inspected? The windshield sticker on all PA inspected cars indicates the expiration date. Did you know that you can get your car inspected up to 90 days early? Even if you get your “PA inspection” completed early the expiration date will still be one year from the expiration date. If your sticker looks like the picture the expiration is April 30, 2016. This can be completed as early as February 2016.
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Cooling system fluid or “antifreeze” should be changed every four years or 60,000 miles. The coolant in your engine needs to be flushed regularly because it will have a change in pH level becoming acidic. This acidity will eat away at expensive cooling system components. Regular cooling system maintenance will keep the pH level balanced, extend the useful life of cooling system components, prevent overheating, and prevent contamination.
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A Road Hazard is damage to your tire resulting from normal driving conditions which renders the tire unserviceable. If a covered tire becomes unserviceable within 5 years we will repair or replace the tire. Tires worn below 5/32, accident damage, maliciously damaged, mechanical failure, neglect, mistreatment and commercially used are excluded. Tire damage due to low air pressure are not covered. Nails, glass and potholes are the most common examples of road hazards.
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Tire inflation pressure is often misunderstood. The very best source of information is to open the drivers door and read the “tire information placard”. This placard in the drivers door jamb will list the tire size, pressure and rating. Always set your tire pressure when cold.
What is a brake caliper?
A “brake caliper” is a component of your vehicles “disc brake” system. The brake caliper is a hydraulic component that applies pressure to the brake pads against the brake rotor and in turn slows down the wheel and ultimately the vehicle. Brake calipers are situated in a harsh environment exposed to road grime, water dust dirt, and salt with a wide range of temperatures. The caliper is filled with “brake fluid”.
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Question: What benefit will I get out of a fuel system cleaning?
Well, the dirtier your fuel system is, the bigger the improvement you’ll see in performance. But it’s not good to wait until your engine is running poorly, you’ve wasted hundreds of dollars in gas or maybe even damaged your fuel injectors and catalytic converter. Gasoline is a petroleum-based product and will leave some residue, gum and varnish along the way. Some of that can find its way into your fuel injectors and interfere with their job. The fuel injectors do just that – inject fuel into your engine. They spray a precise amount of fuel, at a precise time, in a precise pattern, at a precise pressure. When they are dirty this precision just isn’t possible. So your vehicle engine can run poorly. Also carbon deposits build up on valves and in the combustion chambers.
Fuel economy suffers and performance is degraded.These conditions allow excess unburned fuel to pass out through the exhaust to accumulate in the catalytic converter – which can lead to it overheating and failure. So poor engine performance and the chance of having to replace fuel injectors and catalytic converters – all potential problems for Southampton drivers with dirty vehicle fuel systems. A professional fuel system cleaning in Southampton cleans out deposits, fuel injectors and the air induction system. Southampton drivers get optimal power, performance and and it helps avoid future repairs. Now I said professional fuel system cleaning: this isn’t just pouring a bottle in the gas tank. Cleaner is added into the fuel system with a special tool attached to a vacuum source and there is some manual scrubbing of the throttle body and air induction system. If you are experiencing a rough idle or unusually poor, ask your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Frank’s Servicenter Inc. if a professional fuel system cleaning at Frank’s Servicenter Inc. in Southampton is in order.